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  1. NT - Darwin - Wanguri - 3.5 vet small animal photos
  2. NT - Darwin - Durack - 4 vet small animal, parental leave ASAP to June 2023
  3. NT - Darwin - Humpty Doo - 2.5 vet small animal photos New Graduates welcome


Full Time Experienced Small Animal Vet Required

Are you looking for a tropical change? Fancy living somewhere warm all year round, with Bali and Singapore on the doorstep? Interested in working somewhere that pays exceptionally well and really does value that elusive work-life balance? We have the perfect job for you!

Darwin Veterinary Hospital is seeking an enthusiastic, experienced veterinarian with great communication skills and a desire to practice excellent quality veterinary medicine to join our supportive, friendly team.

We are located in the northern suburbs of Darwin, conveniently close to both the city and the beautiful beaches.  Our long-established, purpose-built hospital is fully air conditioned, spacious and well equipped, with 2 dedicated operating theatres, a large prep room, in-clinic pathology, endoscopy, iM3 dental machine, digital and dental radiography, and ultrasound.  We currently have 3 full time vets, 2 part time vets, a caring, experienced nursing team, a dedicated receptionist, plus kennel hands.

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We pride ourselves on providing the highest level of care and service to our patients, with 20 minute standard consultations & 30 minutes for more complicated cases, allowing plenty of time to establish good relationships with our clients and their pets, and offer a thorough and thoughtful service. We also host the Territory’s only surgical specialist every second month, alternating with our sister clinic in the rural area, and the position offers the opportunity to work alongside and learn from him, should that be of interest.

The position is full time, working 4 days a week. However, we are also happy to consider applicants seeking a part time option.  Weekends are equally shared, and after-hours duties are limited to 1-2 nights on call per month. We are committed to ensuring a good work-life balance for all our staff and provide a supportive and friendly working environment for everyone, with regular meetings and social events.

Salary is well above award, commensurate with experience, with 4 weeks’ paid annual leave and 1 week paid study leave, plus additional benefits such as paid NT Veterinary registration, assistance with accommodation and relocation costs.  We actively encourage and financially support continuing education in whatever field of interest our staff choose to pursue, to enhance the services we offer our clients. Darwin Veterinary Hospital is an approved business sponsor and we can consider applicants from overseas who hold a Veterinary qualification recognised in Australia.

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Darwin’s great climate offers a relaxed, tropical lifestyle with plenty to do all year round from visiting world-famous Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks, fishing and camping, to sitting back enjoying a beautiful sunset at the renowned Mindil Beach Markets.  With Asia on the doorstep and regular direct flights available, a long weekend in Bali or Singapore is easily achieved.

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If you think this is for you, or for more information, please contact Alexandra Hesford at

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Humpty Doo Veterinary Hospital is looking for a full or part time veterinarian to join our team. We are a small family orientated clinic and understand the importance providing a supportive working environment and respect for personal time. New grads welcome to apply. We would also consider an overseas applicant.

Humpty Doo Vets is a 2.5 full time equivalent vet companion animal clinic in the rural area 15 minutes south of the Darwin suburbs in the Northern Territory. Humpty doo is a relatively new clinic, providing a spacious and pleasant working environment. We focus quality care for pets, building excellent ongoing relationships with our clients and a good team working environment.

Our full time vets work a 4 day week. However we can be flexible. One weekend in 4. We have 20 minute consults, 30 minute lunch break plus 30 minutes a day for write ups. Our last new grad is still with us after 2 years. After hours is minimal (One night per 3 weeks)

Being in the tropics you will have the opportunity to work up and treat an interesting range of cases both medical and surgical. Our facilities include a separate surgery, isolation, cat and dog wards, in clinic Idexx pathology, IM3 dental equipment, customer logic software, DR x ray system plus a new ultrasound. Darwin has access to a specialist surgeon and visiting Dermatologist and Ophthalmologist if needed.

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Salary is well above award, negotiable based on experience. Assistance with relocation and accommodation available if needed.

This is a quote from our current new graduate veterinarian: “The most important thing for me as a new graduate was finding somewhere that would support me 110% and that’s why I love working at Humpty Doo Vets.”

Humpty Doo is 38km south east of Darwin. See these links for more information on Darwin and surrounds. Our staff are happy to talk to you about working at HDV. Great lifestyle for the right applicant. Live in a destination others go to for a holiday.

For more information or to apply, please contact Marie Montgomery-Quin on 08 8988 3340 or email


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Full or Part Time Vet Position for Maternity leave to cover to start as soon as possible to June 2023

We are looking for an experienced Veterinarian to join our long established and expanding small animal practices. Interest in surgery will be highly regarded but not essential. Both practices are 100% small animal. We see some exotics and wildlife and operate with 3 experienced vets at each location, supported by qualified nurses and a practice manager.

This is a Maternity leave position from ASAP to June 2023 with the possibility of on-going permanent work for the right candidate. Shifts are generally at one practice, however some shifts between clinics may occur. Duties include some weekends, and limited after hours, two nights per month on call.

University Avenue Vet Hospital is a purpose-built practice, with a dedicated operating theatre, large prep area, separate dog and cat wards, intensive care area and external access isolation room. Darwin My Vet Service is a spacious, renovated facility with a relaxed feel. Both clinics are fully computerised with Customer Logic software, and well equipped with extensive in-house IDEXX laboratory, coagulation analyser, digital x-ray, good quality ESAOTE ultrasounds, digital dental x-ray machines, full suite of iM3 dental machines, and microscopes with digital imaging. Of course, both clinics are fully air-conditioned. University Avenue has a well-equipped selection of surgical equipment and video endoscope. Where necessary we transfer clients needing this equipment between clinics.

We work closely with the NT Police dog unit, Department of Corrections dog squad, Military Police, Emergency Detection Dogs, Greyhound Rehoming Association, Top end re-homing and Wildcare NT.  We are also lucky to host Dr Anu O’Reilly from Melbourne Eye Vet and Dr John Hutt from Dermatology for Animals throughout the year.

Our philosophy is to provide best practice medicine and excellent patient care, and we are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Vet who shares our focus to join our friendly team.  Applicants should possess excellent communication and record keeping skills, work well in a team environment supporting other team members. 

Salary is above award and commensurate with experience. All staff are supported and encouraged to pursue further education.

Darwin is a vibrant, growing capital city with a tropical climate that allows a relaxed lifestyle and outdoor activity all year round. Darwin is also Australia’s most Asian city with frequent street markets and twice weekly night markets in the Dry Season. Direct flights to Singapore, Bali, Manila and Kuala Lumpur mean that a weekend away in Asia is a practical option.

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If you are interested in joining our team, please contact the Practice Manager and forward your details to

University Avenue Veterinary Hospital & Darwin My Vet Service
66 University Avenue
Durack NT 0830

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